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The subject of Physical Education has been taught since 1969 in the Chair of Pedagogy.

The Chair of Physical Education was founded in 1970-1973. The head of the chair was S. Baghdasaryan.

The chair was headed by:

  1. Petrosyan, RA triple Honored (Teacher, Trainer, Worker) Professor (in 1973-1987)
  2. Tatyan, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor (in 1987-2000)
  3. Gharagyozyan, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Academician of RF Academy of Natural Sciences, International Advanced Referee, Honored Worker of RA Physical Education and Sports, Honored Citizen of Vanadzor (since 2001)
  4. Jilavyan, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences; P. Petrosyan, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences; M. Malumyan; H. Mkrtchyan; V. Barisov; Zh. Sichova; R. Barsegyan; Ye. Muradyan; A. Mamunts; L. Poghosyan; V. Gasparyan; M. Hakobyan; K. Gasparyan; A. Martirosyan; N. Avagyan; A. Tovmasyan; V. Harutyunyan, Associate Professor worked or still work in the chair. About 20 lecturers (A. Nasilyan, A. Chatinyan, S. Amirbekyan, G. Yeritsyan, H. Muradyan, V. Ghambaryan, G. Nersesyan) work paid per-hour, as well as S. Movsisyan, S. Nabina, M. Julhakyan, A . Marukyan, K. Barseghyan, H. Dolmazyan, L. Martirosyan, A. Sichovan, A. Gevorgyan, V. Vekilyan, A. Ardaryan, A. Ghambaryan, A. Grigoryan, S. Baghramyan, A. Tovmasyan, A. Martirosyan, A. Avetisyan, A. Amirkhanyan, M. Stepanyan, K. Gevorgyan, A. Aghabekyan, N. Nerkararyan, K. Hakobyan, G. Matsakyan, L. Grigoryan, A. Valyan.

In 2001 the chair was divided into two parts:

  1. University-wide Chair of General Physical Education that provides courses to all the faculties of Vanadzor State University. V. Gharagyozyan is head of the Chair of Physical Education and Emergency Situations, Doctor of Physical Education, Professor, RA Honored Worker of Physical Education and Sports.
  2. Chair of Theory and Methods of Physical Education that provides courses to the Department of “Physical Education and Sports” of the Bio-chemical Faculty of the university (Z. Evoyan is head of the chair, International Advanced Referee, Honored Trainer of the Republic of Armenia, Master of Sports of the USSR and Associate Professor from 2001 to 2014).

In 2011-2012 academic years the Chair of Emergency Situations has joined the Chair of General Physical Education, where the subject called “Issues of civil defense and emergency situations” is taught by two lecturers, (such as major N. Avagyan and colonel S. Amirbekyan), in all the faculties of Vanadzor State University, who are experienced specialists.  

From 2014 to 2017 academic year the Chair of Physical Education and Sports joined the Chair of Physical Education and Emergency Situations.

V. Gharagyozyan has worked as the head of the Chair of Physical Education and Emergency Situations, Doctor of Physical Education, Professor, RA Honored Worker of Physical Education and Sports.

Since 2017, Z. Evoyan has been the head of the Chair, who is International Advanced Referee, Honored Trainer of the Republic of Armenia, Master of Sports of the USSR and Associate Professor.

Nowadays, 11 professors, 7 professors, who are paid hourly, and one laborant work in the Chair of Physical Education and Emergency Situations. Among them there are honored trainers of the Republic of Armenia, sports masters and professors with academic degrees.  

1 Professor- V. Gharagyozyan (Doctor of Physical Education),

 5 Associate Professors- Z. Evoyan R. Nasilyan, G. Shahverdyan, S. Barseghyan, H. Sargsyan,

4 Assistants- N. Avagyan, S. Khlghatyan, A. Barseghyan (Candidate of Physical Sciences) and V. Nazaryan (Candidate of Physical Sciences, Associate Professor).

8 Lecturers- M. Nurijanyan, G. Martirosyan, L. Hovhannisyan, M. Mkrtchyan, M. Siradeghyan, K. Tonoyan, G. Nersesyan  and V. Azaryan.

Lecturers of the chair, such as L. Hovhannisyan, A. Barseghyan, V. Nazaryan, M. Mkrtchyan, N. Avagyan, H. Sargsyan and V. Azaryan are VSU graduates.

More than 30 subjects are taught by the Chair of Physical Education and Emergency Situations, among them (Physical Education, Civil Defense and Emergency Situations, Olympic Educational system, History of Physical Education and Sports, Sports Games, Management of Physical Education and Sports, Theory and Methods of Physical Education, Wrestling, Swimming, Skiing, Sports, Tourism, Sports Institutions, Shooting, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Psychology, Athletics and its teaching methods, Gymnastics and its teaching methods, Power training, Basics of sports training, Rhythmic gymnastics, Optional training / teaching chess at school, and different educational subjects).

The chair provides courses to all the faculties of the university, and a significant work is carried out so as to improve the position of the Issues of Civil Defense and Emergency Situations, Physical Education and Sports. An outdoor sports complex is built in the territory of the university, where competitions of mini football, basketball, volleyball and handball are held.

Mini sports halls with saunas, sports devices and billiard table are built, and the lecturing staff of 2 Chairs of Physical Education contributed to it.

In 2006, on the initiative of G. Khachatryan, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, and Z. Evoyan, it was built a shooting rampart, which is used by the students and the staff of the university.

The lecturers of the chair have participated in different scientific conferences and seminars, and published a number of scientific articles in different magazines.

It is opened a cabinet of Emergency Situations, which is equipped with furniture, literature, a TV with a DVD, appropriate disks are acquired.

The cabinet of Physical Education is established.

The published scientific works of the lecturers of the chair are the followings:

  1. Evoyan-11 articles, one academic and methodological manual,
  2. Gharagyozyan- 27 monographs, 2 academic and methodological manuals, 20 articles, one academic manual,
  3. Nasilyan- 2 methodological manuals, 6 articles,
  4. Shahverdyan- one methodological guide, one academic and methodological manual, 32 articles,
  5. Matsakyan- 4 articles,
  6. Barseghyan- one methodological guide, 10 articles, 1 methodological manual,
  7. Khlghatyan- one methodological work, 3 articles, one manual (handwritten),
  8. Nazaryan- 2 methodological manual, 10 articles,
  9. Avagyan- 2 academic and methodological manuals, one manual of teaching materials, one article, one methodological work (handwritten)
  10. Barseghyan- 4 articles, one methodological manual
  11. Martirosyan- one methodological manual (handwritten), one article,
  12. Mkrtchyan- 4 articles, one methodological manual (handwritten)
  13. Hovhannisyan- one article, one methodological guideline (handwritten),
  14. Nurijanyan- 13 articles, 2 methodological manuals (2 of them handwritten),
  15. Sargsyan- 11 articles, one academic manual, one methodological work.

The works refer to the International Olympic movement; the Activities of the IOC (International Olympic Committee); Ancient and Modern Olympic Games and the participation of Armenians in them; History and Records of International Weightlifting; History of Physical Culture, Theory and Methods of Children’s Physical Education; Methods of Teaching Motion Games; Athletics; Organization and Strategy of Wrestling; Physical Education of Students in Special Medical Groups; the Impact of Motion Rhythm; Improvements of Handball Training; Techniques of Volleyball, Basketball and Football; Physical Activeness and Endurance of Students; Theory of Skiing and Mountain Skiing; Development of Flexibility Qualities; Natural and Ecological Disasters; Technogenic Accidents; Damage Prevention; Moderation of Loads; Methods of Teaching PE; Role of the Trainer; Methods of Diagnostics; Sambo Wrestling; Olympic Upbringing of Pupils; Methods of Applied Gymnastic Exercises. They are organized educational internships.

V. Nazaryan (in 2013) and A. Barseghyan (in 2014), Assistants, have defended their PhD theses and are working on their doctoral theses.

The following VSU graduates have won worldwide recognition: Stepan Sargsyan (freestyle wrestling), olympic silver medalist, world cup winner, USSR Honored Master of Sports; Gagik Ghazaryan (sambo), five-time world champion, double world cup winner, RA Honored Master of Sports; Samson Khachatryan (boxing), five-time champion of USSR, twice champion of Spartakiads of the peoples of USSR, RA Honored Master of Sports; Hrachik Javakhyan (boxing), RA Honored Master of Sports, Olympic bronze medalist, Champion of Europe; Hovik Manukyan (sambo), triple world champion and world cup winner, RA Honored Master of Sports. Vakhtang Darchinyan has been recognized the absolute champion in professional boxing. In 2014 Tigran Kirakosyan (5th year student, sambo) became the champion of Europe, and in 2015 he took 2nd price in world championship. Now 3rd year student Senik Serobyan is World and European Youth champion (freestyle wrestling).

Bakhshy Saroyan (wrestling) is a USSR Honored Trainer.

About 60 sportsmen have accomplished the norm of Sports Master.

9 sportsmen of the university have participated in the Olympic Games.

Head of the Chair of Physical Education and Emergency Situations is Z. Evoyan, who is International Advanced Referee, Honored Trainer of the Republic of Armenia, Master of Sports of the USSR and Associate Professor.

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